Editorials

Editorials

States can’t block right to abortion

A woman has the right to determine when and whether she will bear a child. That right – first established by the U.S. Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade in 1973 – was reaffirmed on Monday when the court struck down a law that placed obstacles in front of Texas women who wanted to get an abortion.

Editorials

A new deadliest shooting in U.S. history

In the midst of Pride Month, a week into Ramadan, days after the burial of the beloved American Muslim Muhammad Ali, America awoke Sunday to yet another unbearable slaughter, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Editorials

Hillary’s victory merits moment of reflection

There was pride in Hillary Clinton’s voice as she gave what amounted to an acceptance speech Tuesday night. By dominating the polls in New Jersey then California, she had done something no other woman in American history had done – broken through the glass ceiling and unofficially claimed the nomination for president of the United States.

Videos

City of Merced scores low on walkability

Mark Wild, 26, of Santa Cruz and a University of California, Merced student, drives his car in Merced Calif., Friday, July 15, 2016. Wild says he is not comfortable riding his bike around Merced and relies on his car to get around the city. According to walkscore.com, Merced's Walk Score is listed at 41.
Andrew Kuhn Andrew Kuhn and Monica Velez
City of Merced scores low on walkability 1:33

City of Merced scores low on walkability

Puppy rescue by City of Merced Fire Department 1:42

Puppy rescue by City of Merced Fire Department

Merced migrant students wrap up summer program 1:34

Merced migrant students wrap up summer program

School Stories: Student, community collaboration on display in Merced 1:45

School Stories: Student, community collaboration on display in Merced